May 11, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 12 comments

Maybe Josh Beckett should stick to golf.

posted by dyams at 06:05 AM on May 11

A girl wins the baseball championship for her high school boys baseball team, without even having to step on the field.

posted by apoch at 09:39 AM on May 11

Boy, that's sad. They denied that girl and the boys on both teams an opportunity to compete in the championship because their God doesn't support co-ed youth sports.

posted by rcade at 09:52 AM on May 11

  • "Boy, that doesn't sound like a normal Catholic school policy to me."
  • Our Lady of Sorrows is run by the U.S. branch of the Society of Saint Pius X. The group represents conservative, traditional priests who broke from the Catholic Church in the 1980s.
  • "Oh. Lovely name for a school too."

posted by yerfatma at 10:39 AM on May 11


posted by grum@work at 10:47 AM on May 11

Get ready for Euro 2012.

posted by yerfatma at 10:51 AM on May 11

Extortion plan works again: The lease at the old place up, the Viking (finally) get new stadium deal, and Minnesota tax payers help pay. Vikings put up $477,000,000, State of Minnesota taxpayers put up $348,000,000, and the city of Minneapolis gets double-dipped chipping in an additional $150,000,000. Vikings staying in Minnesota? Apparently, priceless.

posted by scully at 10:53 AM on May 11

An explanation of what's at stake on "Survival Sunday" (FOX Soccer Channel's marketing term) in the Premiere League for many teams.

posted by scully at 11:00 AM on May 11

Speaking of "Survival Sunday" I hope my fellow Reds who are also Comcast subscribers haven't gotten their hopes up on seeing the game with Swansea--Comcast do not carry Fuel TV and so will not have our game! Boo!!!!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:45 AM on May 11

Number of grand slam home runs hit by Detroit Tigers batters in 2012: 0

Number of grand slam home runs hit Brandon Inge in 2012 (since being cut by the Tigers): 2

posted by grum@work at 12:42 PM on May 11

I love that they used Police Academy for the music of that Carlsberg ad.

Though I'm still amused that drinking alcohol is promoted through sport.

Yes, because if you're a 5 pint a day man, a starting position on the England squad COULD BE YOURS!

posted by Drood at 05:06 PM on May 11

Number of grand slam home runs hit by Detroit Tigers batters in 2012 >= the number of fucks MeatSaber gives about Inge's stats post-Tigers. No offense to you, though, grum. I'm happy for him, and hope he succeeds in Oakland...but his stats since the 2009 all-star break are horrendous. I won't look back at his release as a mistake...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:58 PM on May 11

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